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Elizabeth Tunstall


Dr. Dori Tunstall leads Swinburne’s Masters of Design Program in Design Anthropology, a field that seeks to understand how the processes and artifacts of design help define what it means to be human. She is also co-lead with Dr. Norm Sheehan of the research group on Indigenous Knowledge and Design Anthropology. She is passionate about civically-engaged design that creates politically informed and enfranchised people. She served as a director of AIGA’s Design for Democracy and is currently organizer for the U.S. National Design Policy Summit and Initiative. She has worked at Sapient Corporation, Arc Worldwide and the University of Illinois in Chicago. She holds a Pd.D. and MA in Anthropology from Stanford University and a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.

The curriculum for The Masters in Branding Program allows students to create frameworks to guide brand, design and business development, critically evaluate brand, business, marketing and design strategies and Master the intellectual link between leadership and creativity. Learn more...


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Debbie Millman
Chair, Co-founder


Emily Weiland

Director of Operations, Graduate Advisor


Steven Heller
Co-founder, Faculty Advisor